Caterpillar of Charaxes jasius
|Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe)
|Date Taken: 2012-02-18|
|Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 7:07|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is the caterpillar of Caraxes jasius, the Two-tail Pasha.|
The host plant is Arbutus unedo very common in this region of the south of Portugal.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Species: C. jasius
The Two-tailed Pasha or Foxy Emperor (Charaxes jasius) is a butterfly which occurs in the Mediterranean region and Africa.
The wingspan is 65–75 mm in males and 75–90 mm in females. Flight period is year-round.
The host plant of the caterpillars is the strawberry tree Arbutus unedo.
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really nice and inreresting photo of caterpillar. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,
wow just look at her blend in!! Well done and TFS! really enjoyed this, so amazing what they turn out to be :0)
- [2012-04-02 4:16]
Interesting picture showing how well the caterpillar is camouflaged on these green leaves. At first sight I didn't see it. May be you could have taken even a closer approach for the shot, but I like it too this way.